ASP Summit and Key3Media Events has a history of unparalleled success.
As we continue to look far ahead and explore the growing impact that
the ASP industry will have on business, the ASP Summit Industry Advisory
Board provides visionary insight in targeting new audiences, shaping
the strategic direction of the ASP Summit, and developing new programs
and dynamic new educational content. Thus, propelling the ASP Summit,
Key3Media Events and our attendees to the cutting edge of the industry.
ASP Summit Industry Advisory Board is comprised of the following highly
respected industry authorities, and was founded to help to shape the
ASP Summit conference series, and ensure its value to the industry:
Omni Consulting Group
Bernhard is a Managing Principal with Omni Consulting Group,
LLP, and governs the practice management inside the firm's Telecommunications
and Supply Chain client focus. he is a leading industry consultant
and shares responsibility for guiding the research of technology
decisions for major client and vendor organizations.
his consulting work, Mr. Bernhard has designed enterprise-wide
econometric strategies for government agencies, banks, software
developers, and global telecommunication companies. His active
lecture and client service schedules include frequent engagements
throughout the United States, Canada, south America, and Europe.
Mr. Bernhard contributes regularly for a number of publications,
including America's Network, NEWS/400, telephony, Network Computing,
Progressive MRO Distributor, and The Wall Street Journal - spanning
a wide array of economic and technology issues for an international
a pioneer in knowledge and technology economics, he advises
senior management and corporate counsel teams in specialized
research of acquisition and valuation strategy issues.
to joining the firm, Bernhard held executive positions with
Anderson Consulting LLP, Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group
LLC, and the IBM Corporation.
Founder and CEO
is the vision behind Allidex, Inc., stemming from his early
contributions towards the creation and realization of the
ASP industry. He is a Chartered Accountant and has been involved
with the consulting and deployment of advanced business management
solutions for many companies.
career began as an auditor with Deloitte & Touche in Canada.
Subsequent to that, he joined Great Plains Software to focus
on project management of ERP implementations. He ultimately
became Product Manager of Great Plain's hosting strategy,
a precursor to the definition of the ASP industry.
proactive involvement in the formation of the ASP industry
was instrumental to Great Plains and its Partner base, cementing
the ERP vendor as an early visionary concerning new methods
of delivering value to clients. Chad was elected to the BOD
and Treasurer of the ASP Industry Consortium for the past
2 years and has developed strong relationships within the
industry. He has real world experience in what is required
to build and deploy next generation e-business strategies.
Chad is a frequent speaker at ASP technology conferences in
North America and Europe.
Senior Vice President Strategy and Corporate Development
FutureLink Corp. (The Application Utility Company)
Gallego was the very first employee of Micro Visions, working
under the company's founder. Now Senior Vice president, Mr.
Gallego is involved in the strategic management of FutureLink
as well as heading the Application Service Provider service
offerings. Mr. Gallego spends many hours travelling the country
educating people about the benefits of leveraging both server-based
computing and ASP solutions. His vast technical experience has
been invaluable in offering the customer both business and technical
aspects of a complete solution.
Chief Strategist and Vice President, Strategy
Citrix Systems, Inc.
Gruen-Kennedy is Chief Strategist and Vice President, Strategy
at Citrix Systems, Inc., an S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 company.
A key member of the Citrix Strategy and Technology team, he
reports to Citrix's Chairman and CTO with worldwide responsibility
for strategic planning and partnering relationships in advanced
communications and applications hosting markets.
global technology leader, he is ranked by NetworkWorld magazine
(along with Michael Dell and Bill Gates) as one of the "25
Most Powerful People in Networking". Earlier this year,
he was recognized for his contribution to society and to the
technology industry by being named a Technology Pioneer at
the 2000 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
is considered by many to be the "Father of the ASP industry".
He was elected and serves as the Chairman of the ASP Industry
Consortium, an international advocacy group formed, by 300
leading technology companies, to champion and set worldwide
standards for the ASP (application service provider) industry.
Frequently quoted, his views regularly appear in the Financial
Times, Investor's Business Daily, Fortune magazine and in
the televised global media such as CNBC and CNN.
ITU-Telecom'99, at CERN in Geneva- the birthplace of the World
Wide Web - Gruen-Kennedy shared his vision of The Future of
the Web upon its 10th anniversary. Part of this vision is
being realized today by the founding of an ASP Arbitration,
Mediation and Dispute Resolution Center being created by the
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in cooperation
with the ASP Industry Consortium. In the near future, ASPs
will be able to provide their customers with services through
a single contract recognized by some 160 countries.
to joining Citrix Mr. Gruen-Kennedy served as a consultant
developing corporate strategies for technology suppliers Lucent
Technologies, Sun Microsystems, Nortel, Teledesic and Xerox.
Additionally, he developed IT strategies for enterprise clients
L.L.Bean and Scott Paper Company. Earlier, he contributed
to policy development and legislation with policy-makers including
the ITU (International Telecommunications Union), the FCC
(Federal Communications Commission), and the United States
Gruen-Kennedy is a graduate of Bowdoin College in Brunswick,
Maine. He received specialized training in early-stage technology
venture management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Traver and his wife Penny reside
in Boca Raton, Florida and Kennebunkport, Maine, USA.
President and CEO
A. Hronicek, Xevo's president and CEO, has over 20 years of
experience in multiple facets of the network computing industry.
He comes to Xevo from USinternetworking, a leading application
service provider (ASP) specializing in ERP applications. As
senior vice president and general manager of USinternetworking,
Hronicek headed its highly successful Siebel business unit and,
previously, helped build USi's west coast and Japan data centers.
As a result, he knows first-hand the needs and goals of the
ASP community. Hronicek has been a part of the Internet industry
since its early, "pre-Mosiac" days. Capping an 18-year career
with the Pacific Telesis (now SBC) organization, he founded
Pacific Bell Internet Services, Inc. (PBI), in 1995 and served
two years as its president and CEO. Under his direction, PBI
launched its Internet service in 1996 and, as the fastest growing
ISP in California, was named "ISP Start-up of the Year" by America's
Network magazine. Previously, Hronicek led Pacific Bell's advanced
service initiatives, developing marketing strategies for its
online information and data communications services. In the
process, he earned four industry awards for creating Pacific
Bell's CalREN program to develop high-performance vertical applications,
including video-on-demand. Hronicek also served as business
development director of PacTel International (now Airtouch),
focusing on the European mobile data communications market.
Mr. Hronicek began his career developing network software for
Bell Labs. Hronicek left Pacific Telesis in 1997 to become president
and CEO of the Javelin Internet Group, which focused on the
merge, acquisition and selling of Internet service providers.
Hronicek earned his B.S. in computer science from Penn State
University and his M.S. in computer science/computer engineering
from Stanford University.
Chief Operating Officer
early adopter of innovative technology, Paula Hunter remembers
her college days of key punch cards on IBM mainframes and later
selling "luggables", IBM's 27-pound laptops. Her interest
in what she affectionately coins "the lunatic fringe of
technology" was reflected in one of her early post-university
jobs, at Digital, where she marketed molecular modeling and
computational chemistry software to scientists who were amongst
the avant-garde of testing and using technology. Paula's excitement
about cMeRun is the entrée it will provide to the non-early
adopters by enabling easy access to computing without requiring
a user to have the technical savoir faire of a rocket scientist.
is former General Manager of Eggrock Partners eCo-Solutions
ASP Division. In her role, Paula was responsible for Sales
and Marketing, Delivery, Engineering, and Operations within
the ASP division. Eggrock Partners is a leading systems integration
consulting firm and ASP.
Director of Solutions Marketing for Compaq Computer's Emerging
Markets and Programs Business Unit, Paula developed Compaq's
strategy and programs in the ASP market. She also managed
programs for Thin Client Server Computing, and Streaming Media
Solutions. At Digital Equipment Corporation, Paula sold outsourcing
services in the pharmaceutical and petrochemical markets,
and held a variety of product marketing, channel development,
and solutions marketing positions.
is one of the founders of the ASP Industry Consortium. She
was elected Vice President and has a seat on the Board of
Directors. She's also involved with local charities such as
the Concord Council for the Aging. Paula holds a B.S. in Computer
Information Systems from Bentley College and is enrolled in
the MBA program at Babson College.
Vice President of Product Management and Marketing
Qwest Digital Media Corporation
Mow is Vice President of Product Management and Marketing
for Qwest Digital Media Corporation. Mr. Mow is currently
responsible for product management activity and strategic
product direction. He oversees the product planning and development
activity for services related to the production, management
and distribution of rich media content. This includes, and
is not limited to, digital asset management, digital rights
management, ecommerce, video on demand, live webcast, and
production and creative services.
to Qwest Digital Media, Mr. Mow was the VP of Product Marketing
and Strategy for Qwest Communications International, Inc.
Mr. Mow is a former member of the Board of Directors of the
ASP Industry Consortium and is a member of the Advisory Board
of the ASP Summit. He has spent twenty years in the high tech
industry working for software, consulting and telecommunications
companies. He has managed sales, marketing, product development
and consulting operations for companies such as Andersen Consulting,
Cognos Corporation, Information Builders and Software AG.
General Manager, Service Provider Solutions
Nugent is the General Manager, Service Provider Solutions for
BMC Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: BMCS), the leading provider of e-business
systems management. Ms. Nugent is responsible for corporate strategies
and minority investments around the e-business and the ASP market.
She is a registered CPA, and has 17 years experience in Public
Accounting and Information Technology. Prior to joining BMC Software,
she worked as an independent consultant for enterprises deploying
mission-critical client-server technologies, and directed business
development efforts for Logistics Solutions, an independent software
Sperling has been a reporter and editor since 1978. Prior to
starting Sm@rt Reseller - which has garnered 15 editorial, design
and circulation awards since its launch in January 1998 - Sperling
was senior executive editor of Computer Reseller News, overseeing
the publication's entire news operation. Before that, he spent
a decade as an investigative reporter covering crime and corruption
in New York and New Jersey.
Steele has a broad range of experience in the computer industry.
Prior to Portera, Mr. Steele served as the Vice President and
General Manager of the Middleware and Data Warehousing Product
Group at Sybase, Inc., an organization of over 350 people, spanning
four geographies and generating $150M in revenue. In this capacity,
he initiated and spearheaded all new Internet projects targeted
at the enterprise. Mr. Steele's prior experience includes business
development, marketing, and engineering roles at Sun Microsystems
and Hewlett-Packard. He holds a BS degree in Computer Science
from Washington State University.
Founder and Managing Editor
ASPnews.com and ASP News Review
Wainewright is founder and managing editor of ASPnews.com, the
world's premiere source of news and analysis for and about the
application service provider (ASP) industry. Most of his output
now appears in ASP News Review, a monthly paid subscription
newsletter published from the ASPnews.com site, and in special
reports from the ASP News Review stable. He is also a frequent
keynote speaker at major international conferences on the ASP
Phil first came to prminence as an authority on technology and
market trends in the IT industry through his writing for UK
and global IT titles. He continues to write on a freelance basis
for selected titles.